Consistency, quality, efficiency

Cement producers face competitive challenges to maintain high quality standards, meet environmental pressures, and operate cost efficient processes. Cement plants strive for consistent raw material quality with minimal chemistry deviation, from quarry to silo to customer. Lengthening the life of the quarry, reducing waste and fuel, and minimizing outside raw materials costs all require process control and constant monitoring of cement production.

Here you'll find information about all aspects of cement production technology including online bulk material analysis and control; material handling; level, density, and flow measurement; emissions and personnel safety monitoring; informatics; and elemental and phase analysis in the laboratory—for use at both the quarry and the cement plant.

Featured cement analysis video

CB Omni Fusion Online Elemental Analyzer

The CB Omni Fusion analyzer uses either PGNAA or PFTNA to continuously measure in real time the elemental composition of an entire raw material stream being carried on a conveyor belt as part of the cement analysis procedure.

Cement production technology information

XRF technology center

XRF (X-ray fluorescence) is a non-destructive analytical technique used to determine the elemental composition of materials. XRF analyzers determine the chemistry of a sample by measuring the fluorescent (or secondary) X-ray emitted from a sample when it is excited by a primary X-ray source. Each of the elements present in a sample produces a set of unique fluorescent X-rays ("a fingerprint") for that specific element, which is why XRF spectroscopy is an excellent technology for qualitative and quantitative analysis of material composition.

How accurate is it? Is it safe? Learn more in these resources.

XRF and PGNAA Analysis of Cement (webinar)
Watch a complete overview of how Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) can work together to provide consistent kiln feed, greater throughput, streamlined processes, and more comprehensive analysis of cement operations.

Gamma Radiation Safety Guide
Instruments and devices containing radioactive material are subject to regulation by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), an Agreement State, or in Canada, by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). An Agreement State is a state with which the NRC has entered into a written agreement under Section 274(b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (see also Title10 CFR Part 150.15). 

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